Variation in small bowel length: Factor in achieving total enteroscopy?

  title={Variation in small bowel length: Factor in achieving total enteroscopy?},
  author={Daniel L Raines and Adrienne Arbour and H. Thompson and Jazmin Figueroa-Bodine and S. Joseph},
  journal={Digestive Endoscopy},
  • Daniel L Raines, Adrienne Arbour, +2 authors S. Joseph
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Digestive Endoscopy
  • BACKGROUND AND AIM Estimation of small bowel length is of interest following the recent development of device-assisted enteroscopy. [...] Key MethodMETHODS Measurement of ileojejunal length on 91 surgical patients undergoing laparotomy for routine indications. Demographic data were collected for each subject, including height, weight and BMI. RESULTS Small bowel length was found to vary widely between individuals (average 998.52 cm, range 630-1510 cm).Expand Abstract
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